12 April 1983 Coronagraph: The Ultimate Device To Monitor Orbiting Particulates In The Space Transport System (STS) Environment
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Proceedings Volume 0338, Spacecraft Contamination Environment; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933644
Event: 1982 Technical Symposium East, 1982, Arlington, United States
To extract the maximum information content of orbiting particulates from a remote-sensing particulate monitor there are three instrument design requirements: (1) the monitor must be an imaging coronagraph; (2) it must be capable of range-finding; and (3) it must yield absolute photometric measurements. When all three requirements are met, the number, size, and velocity distributions of the vehicle-induced particulates can be deduced. Examples of each of these requirements, as realized during the Shuttle-3 and Skylab-3 missions, are discussed. A design is presented for a coronagraph suitable as a particulate monitor for Shuttle missions.
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Donald W. Schuerman and Frank Giovane "Coronagraph: The Ultimate Device To Monitor Orbiting Particulates In The Space Transport System (STS) Environment", Proc. SPIE 0338, Spacecraft Contamination Environment, (12 April 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933644; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933644


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